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Posted 06 August 2008 - 04:29 PM
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Posted 06 August 2008 - 07:58 PM
Edited by Trio3b, 06 August 2008 - 08:05 PM.
Posted 07 August 2008 - 12:04 AM
Windows can't see Linux partitions. This is most likely why Windows doesn't recognize the HD. However, the Windows installer SHOULD give you the option to wipe the disk clean and do a fresh install of Windows using the entire disc. This will however wipe your Linux install. If the Windows installer cannot do this, an older Windows disk with fdisk should allow. Also, most any Linux installer should allow you to wipe and reformat the HD using FAT partitions.
There are ways to dual boot with Linux installed first but it requires some knowledge. Better to install Windows first then Linux.
If you are BRAND NEW to Linux and need Windows in a hurry I would suggest wiping the HD clean, install Windows using the whole HD, and then if you want to learn Linux, get a free Linux LiveCD (which runs off the disc and doesn't touch your HD) and run that on your Tpad. ( remember that it will run slowly because it has to be decompressed on the fly). If you want to INSTALL Linux, buy a used Plll from your local thrift shop ($50 or less) and use that to learn. this will protect your Windows install from any "operator errors".
Dual booting is easy and effective but requires a learning curve ( how to partition) for the brand new user, something you may not have time for right now.
Posted 07 August 2008 - 07:56 AM
Edited by machiner, 07 August 2008 - 07:56 AM.
Posted 08 August 2008 - 11:15 PM
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